60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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Santa Fe
— 7 nights
3
Taos
— 7 nights
4
Bend
— 6 nights
5
Newport
— 3 nights
6
Astoria
— 3 nights
7
Portland
— 7 nights
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Medora
— 4 nights
9
Regent
— 1 night
10
Bismarck
— 4 nights
11
Des Moines
— 6 nights
12
Dubuque
— 6 nights

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Explore hidden gems such as New Mexico Jeep Tours and Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs. Take a break from the city and head to El Malpais National Monument and Jemez Springs Bath House. The adventure continues: hike along La Luz Trail, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Austin to Albuquerque is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in August, things will get slightly colder in Albuquerque: highs are around 88°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, El Malpais National Monument, The Stables at Tamaya
Highlights from your plan
El Malpais National Monument ©
El Malpais National Monument
New Mexico Jeep Tours ©
New Mexico Jeep Tours

7
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo), Abiquiu (Plaza Blanca & Ghost Ranch) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel, revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe, and take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip app.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albuquerque in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Abiquiu, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

7
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Step out of the city life by going to Red River Ski & Summer Area and Philmont Scout Ranch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and Far Flung Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Taos: Red River (Horseback Riding Tours & Goose Lake Trail) and Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Angel Fire). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, cruise along Enchanted Circle Drive, explore the world behind art at Taos Art Museum, and explore and take pictures at The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taos day trip tool.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect Taos to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Red River, Philmont Scout Ranch, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Francesca's Clothing Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Far Flung Adventures ©
Far Flung Adventures
Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Red River Ski & Summer Area ©
Red River Ski & Summer Area

6
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint. Escape the urban bustle at Tumalo Falls and Sahalie and Koosah Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bend: Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & City of Sisters). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lava River Cave, see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape of Deschutes National Forest, and explore the activities along Sparks Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bend online trip planner.

You can fly from Taos to Bend in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Bend are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisters, Trail to Benham Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sparks Lake ©
Sparks Lake
Deschutes National  Forest
Deschutes National Forest
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yachats coastline and Otter Crest Loop. Get outdoors at Nye Beach and Devil's Churn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Hobbit Trail (in Florence) and Thor's Well (in Yachats). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at South Beach State Park and see majestic marine mammals with Marine Discovery Tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Newport road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bend to Newport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bend in September, expect nights in Newport to be a bit warmer, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Yachats, Hobbit Trail, Seal Rock State Wayside, Otter Crest Loop
Highlights from your plan
South Beach State Park ©
South Beach State Park
Devil's Churn ©
Devil's Churn
Marine Discovery Tours ©
Marine Discovery Tours

3
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hug Point State Park and Astoria Oregon Riverwalk. Take a break from the city and head to Oswald West State Park and Nehalem Bay State Park. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks, stroll around Seafarers' Park, contemplate the long history of Lewis & Clark Salt Works, and make a trip to Goonies House.

Start your trip to Astoria by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Newport to Astoria in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Nehalem Bay State Park, Lewis & Clark Salt Works, Seafarers' Park
Highlights from your plan
Nehalem Bay State Park ©
Nehalem Bay State Park
Hug Point State Park ©
Hug Point State Park

7
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Escape the urban bustle at Silver Falls State Park and Oneonta Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Hood and Forest Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Government Camp (Trillium Lake & Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl), Hood River (Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge & Hood River Lavender Farms) and Salem (Enchanted Forest Theme Park & Salem Railroad Station). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with Willamette Jetboat Excursions, stroll through Willamette River Trail, hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, and take a memorable tour with Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portland online travel route planner.

Drive from Astoria to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Astoria in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River, Government Camp, Salem, Oneonta Gorge, Willamette River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Unit and Badlands Overlook. Get outdoors at North Unit and Little Missouri National Grassland. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, trot along with Medora Riding Stables, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Medora trip builder app.

You can fly from Portland to Medora in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Medora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get slightly colder in Medora: highs are around 70°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
North Unit ©
North Unit
Little Missouri National Grassland ©
Little Missouri National Grassland

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Regent trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Medora to Regent by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

4
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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Visiting Missouri River and Keelboat Park will get you outdoors. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (in Washburn) and Minot (Roosevelt Park Zoo & Scandinavian Heritage Park). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bismarck trip planner.

Getting from Regent to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Regent to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Minot, The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Highlights from your plan
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Keelboat Park ©
Keelboat Park

6
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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to High Trestle Trail and Margo Frankel Woods State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Capitol Building and Gray's Lake Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Des Moines: Mason City (Historic Park Inn Hotel & Stockman House Museum), Klokkenspel (in Pella) and West Branch (Herbert Hoover National Historic Site & Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum). There's lots more to do: walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, contemplate the long history of North River Stone Schoolhouse, meet the residents at Blank Park Zoo, and browse the exhibits of John Wayne Birthplace & Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Bismarck to Des Moines with the Route module. Traveling from Bismarck in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Des Moines. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ames, Mason City, West Branch, Winterset, Paragon Prairie Tower
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Margo Frankel Woods State Park ©
Margo Frankel Woods State Park
Gray's Lake Park ©
Gray's Lake Park

6
nights
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Take a break from the city and head to Pikes Peak State Park and Cedar Rapids Kernels. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eagle Point Park and Mines of Spain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubuque: Motor Mill Historic Site (in Elkader), Effigy Mounds National Monument (in Harpers Ferry) and Old City Hall Gallery (in Maquoketa). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Maquoketa Caves State Park, examine the collection at Dubuque Museum of Art, learn about winemaking at Stone Cliff Winery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubuque online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Des Moines to Dubuque by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dubuque, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Motor Mill Historic Site, Maquoketa Caves State Park, Effigy Mounds National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Pikes Peak State Park ©
Pikes Peak State Park
Dunnings Spring Park ©
Dunnings Spring Park
Maquoketa Caves State Park ©
Maquoketa Caves State Park

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